Co-Creating Futures of Care with Older Adults

Cara Wilson, Diego Muñoz, Aloha Ambe, John Vines, Sonja Pedell, Margot Brereton, Larissa Pschetz

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Abstract / Description of output

Designing for care futures in older adulthood often begins and ends with techno-solutions for use in formal care systems, while older adults and their informal care networks are often excluded contributing their own visions for care and the future. In this workshop, we will explore how we can better design not only for but with care in older adulthood, applying the PDC 2022 ’Senti-Pensar’ (thinking-feeling) lens, to ask ‘how can we enact and represent design practice that is difficult to describe but is heartfelt and passionate?’ We aim to challenge current narratives of care in HCI, embracing the diversity of experiences of older adults, and facilitating discussion around a future of care that values interdependency, relationality, and thinking-feeling in design. By considering multiple perspectives on care in older adulthood, we will speculate on the role of technologies within future ecosystems of care, where care is the concerted and organising principle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Participatory Design Conference: Volume 2: Exploratory Papers, Workshops, Places, Situated Actions and Doctoral Colloquium
EditorsVasilis Vlachokyriakos, Joyce Yee, Christopher Frauenberger, Melisa Duque Hurtado, Nicolai Hansen, Angelika Strohmayer, Izak van Zyl, Andy Dearden, Reem Talhouk, Cally Gatehouse, Donna Leishman, Shana Agid, Mariacristina Sciannamblo, Jennyfer Taylor, Andrea Botero, Chiara del Gaudio, Yoko Akama, Rachel Clarke, John Vines
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9681-3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2022
EventThe 17th Participatory Design Conference 2022 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Aug 20221 Sept 2022
Conference number: 17


ConferenceThe 17th Participatory Design Conference 2022
Abbreviated titlePDC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • older adults
  • care
  • futures
  • participatory design


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